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Othello and Jealousy

Summary: In 1962, Thomas Rymer described the title character of Othello in William Shakespeare's "Othello" as a "jealous booby." This is true, because Othello acts extremely jealous toward Iago and through his selfish behavior.
`In 1962 Thomas Rymer described Othello as a `jealous booby'. He was right.'

Discuss this statement with close reference to the text, including your own opinion and the opinions of at least three other critics.

This statement proposes two things about Othello's character - that he is jealous and that he is a booby. These two things can be easily separated, as clearly, one can be jealous without being a booby, and vice versa. There are many arguments about whether Othello is or is not jealous and whether he is or is not a booby based on evidence from the text `Othello'. There are also many advocates for each of these views, presenting very different justifications for their arguments. Othello can be seen as a jealous person through the way he quickly, and to such an extreme extent, reacts to Iago's encouragement. Supporters of this view include...

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